machinate


machinate

verb

Definition of MACHINATE

1
to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends <a trio of courtiers who were discovered to be machinating against the queen>
2
to plan out usually with subtle skill or care <the hackers machinated a way to steal credit numbers from the company's Web site>
Near Antonyms blow, bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, flub, fumble, gum (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), mishandle, muff

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up machinate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).